Georgia Archives closing due to budget cuts
Sad news to hear that severe budget restrictions mean the Georgia State Archives www.bizjournals.com suspend their services. I had the pleasure of visiting the archives 2 years ago and it is a lovely facility run by some very welcoming professionals but like many excellent quality archives it is expensive to operate.
This is the rational behind our launch of Preservica, our cloud hosted Digital Preservation as a Service offering. This avoids the need for capital expenditure on expensive hardware and the operating costs of a team of system administrators. All that is required is a monthly subscription with a charge for storage used. Cost is limited to operating expenditure only plus the time of the professionals to build the collection. We will be announcing soon how one state archive is making use of this facility.